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May 31, 2011

{summer lovin'}: a palette of shades of yellow, gray + white

May 31, 2011

{Shades of Yellow, Gray + White}

The unofficial start of Summer has arrived. And although Summer doesn't really start until June 21st, I'm definitely in a Summer state of mind. My Summer memories are definitely some of my favorites. Because what's not to love about Summer? Summer for me is all about sunshine, carefree fun and laying by the pool. Summer also has a way of reminding me of my childhood. I have such vivid memories. I remember riding bikes with my friends all day long - only stopping for the occasional snack. Popisicles were definitely my snack of choice. Remember when your only care in the world was trying to avoid losing half of your popsicle? Man, those suckers melted quickly! Am I right, or am I right? Oh, and who could forget the sounds of music streaming throughout the neighborhood? The sound of none other than the ice cream truck. Aw, those were the days! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Groomsmen Attire + Summer Treats

Why not include some of your own childhood summer memories into your wedding day? Gray and yellow are the perfect colors to capture this carefree, fun-loving vibe. To convey some Summer fun, I decided to include the ideas of popsicles and bicycles into the wedding styling. I absolutely love the popsicle display featured here. Such a fun idea! What you should take away from this is that incorporating things that are meaningful to you and your fiance will make your wedding all the more special. So what do you think about this palette of yellow + gray? Anyone considering using it at your upcoming wedding?

May 27, 2011

{Happy Memorial Day}: A Patriotic Palette of Red, Shades of Blue, Gray + White

May 27, 2011

{Red, Navy Blue, Slate Blue, Gray + White}

This weekend is Memorial day weekend. A time to remember, a time to celebrate and a time to take pause out of our busy lives to give thanks. This weekend also marks the unofficial beginning of Summer! Wahoooo! And I don't know about you, but I'm pretty psyched that Summer is almost here! So today I thought I'd put together a little Summer inspiration with subtle patriotic undertones. What's my idea of the perfect Summer? I'm thinking that my perfect Summer would consist of renting out a cottage on Cape Cod and inviting all my friends and family to join me. Oh, vacations! I think I'm definitely due for one! Anyways, that got me thinking...wouldn't a casual wedding on Cape Cod be so memorable! I'm imaging a lobster boil...a very relaxed and casual atmosphere. Of course somewhere near the water. {continued...}

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top row: newlyweds at sea, balloons are fun, lighthouse photo, newlyweds in love, middle row: love letters, placecards, knot imagery, typewriter + love, calligraphy, bottom row: american flag display, newlyweds, lobster lollipops, save the-date bibs.

Details We LOVE
Patriotic Display + Newlyweds in Love

I don't know about you, but I'm loving the sounds of this. What's not to love about fresh seafood, good company and an ocean front view? Oh, and I'm absolutely love the idea of getting your guests in the spirit by sending them lobster bib save-the-dates. That's such a fun idea, and full of personality too! It's hard not to fall in love with the sounds of this wedding! Plus, why not send your guests home with lobster-shaped lollipops? I love how this patriotic theme blends right into this nautical setting. So tell me... what's on the agenda for this weekend?

May 26, 2011

{Something Blue}: A Palette of Shades of Blue, Gray + White

May 26, 2011

{Navy Blue, Slate Blue, Powder Blue, Sky Blue, Gray + White}

Since we're nearing the official start of Summer, you might have expected me to make a nice Summer color palette. And to be honest, that was my intent starting out. But then something happened. This board took on a life of it's own. And before I knew it, I was creating a snowy palette of blues + grays. I'm sure there is someone who will appreciate it, right? I mean, it's the Winter brides who are probably up to their elbows in DIY projects...not the Summer brides. By now, any bride-to-be with a Summer wedding date has probably decided on their color palette. Or I would hope so at least! So here it is! For all you Winter brides! A delicate blend of blues and grays accented by none other than snow white. {continued...}

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{top row}: chiffon blue dress, snow covered blue barn, bridal style, blue heels, {middle row}: blue china pattern, ring, floral, invitation design, invitation pattern, {bottom row}: doves, newlyweds in love, blueberries in a bowl, navy bridesmaid dress.

Details We LOVE
Wedding Gown + Blue Barn

There are so many things that I can say about this palette. For one, I happen to think that blue and navy blue in particular were made for Winter weddings. There is something so very elegant about the way it effortless pairs with gray and white. Plus, who could resist a snow covered blue barn? Not I! I absolutely L-O-V-E the idea of a snowy barn wedding. Assuming you can get your hands on enough heaters that is. So how are you feeling about blue these days? Anyone planning on using blue for their wedding palette? Do tell! You know I want to hear all the details!

May 25, 2011

{vintage gardens}: a palette of peach, green + ivory

May 25, 2011

{Orange, Peach, Light Green, Mint + Ivory}

There is something to be said about a color palette that is effortlessly pretty. Peach has always been one of those colors in my book. Peach comes across as light and airy and has all sorts of romantic associations. And what better color to pair peach with than shades of green? I adore how these colors {for a lack of a better word}, marry! Such a dreamy palette full of sweetness, and love. To me, this palette feels delicate + dainty. I absolutely adore the image of the teacup and saucer. I'm imagining a romantic wedding held on the grounds of a beautiful garden. Each place setting would have the finest of china with gorgeous pops of peach and green throughout. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Hairstyle + Teacup n' Saucer!
I guess I've always been sort of in love with the idea of having custom china flown in for a wedding. Special china. You know, the kind that has gorgeous ornate floral patterns? Something that feels a tad vintage. And although it's seemingly more reasonable to simply use what is provided by your venue, it's a fun idea I think. Especially if you have the extra money to blow on something frivolous. I, for one, love weddings that exude and aura of simple elegance. I'm also adoring this bride's hairstyle! So fun and whimsical. And a little messy even! So what do you think? Do you fancy this peach and green palette like I do?

May 23, 2011

{Giveaway}: 50 Freebies from MagnetStreet

May 23, 2011
Happy Monday, Friends! It's someone's birthday! And that someone just happens to be me! It's my birthday today! I just love birthdays! Don't you? It's that one day out of the year that is set aside to celebrate yourself! A day to indulge a little perhaps.

What I love most about birthdays definitely has to be celebrating with the people I love. And since I happen to love all of you I thought why not have a little celebration with my readers!

Have you heard? MagnetStreet Weddings is now offering Personalized Save the Date Magnet Samples! Perfect for couples who wants to “see before they buy”

So to celebrate my birthday, we thought it would be fun to give them away! Yep, that's right, we're celebrating by giving 1 FREE personalized Save the Date Magnet sample to the first 50 Perfect Palette readers 5/23/11-5/27/11!

Order a Personalized Sample of your favorite design to see the difference and to feel the quality! Personalized Samples are available in Classic Magnets, Mini Magnets & Photo Booth Magnets.

Why Personalized Samples? Brides Talked. Over and over, MagnetStreet heard from from brides that what they wanted was to see a sample Save the Date with their colors, photos, fonts and wording on it. MagnetStreet Heard. Brides can now get what they’ve always asked for… personalized Save the Date Magnet samples! It’s brand new, exclusive to MagnetStreet and a true value-add service to brides who want to see before they buy! What's not to love about that?


How to Order your FREE personalized Save the Date Magnet SampleBe among the first 50 to get yours FREE

1. In Celebration of my Birthday, Please Like The Perfect Palette on Facebook2. Choose your Save the Date design.3. Select a quantity of one. 4. Personalize the design with your colors, photos, fonts and wording. 5. Check Out. 6. Enter promotional code WTPPPS 7. Leave a comment below and let us know which design you chose and how you customized it to make it yours!

So what am I planning to do today for my birthday you ask? Well, this weekend we celebrated with a fun-filled cookout. There was good food, good laughs and great company. And tonight I'm looking forward to a special birthday dinner with my hubby. Also I'm thinking of treating myself to a new hairstyle. Maybe some fun layers? Something lighter for the Summer months! I know, I know... sounds a little boring, right? Guess that happens when you turn 31! How did this happen? Someone tell me? I was seriously just 12!


May 19, 2011

{Rustic Romance}: Dusty Rose, Chocolate, Taupe, Camel + White

May 19, 2011

{Dusty Rose, Chocolate, Taupe, Camel + White}

Are you loving this deep shade of pink as much as I am? I hope so! Because it's yet another new addition to our color palette. Say hello to dusty rose! It's a shade of pink that has cranberry and mauve undertones. It's also in the same family as fuchsia and coral. I absolutely love how it marries with these various colors including taupe and shades of brown. For this wedding I imagined a rustic locale, somewhere off the beaten path. Somewhere like a farm or a maybe even a vineyard perhaps. {continued...}

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{top row}: groomsmen attire, newlyweds in love, beautiful wreath, bridal style, {middle row}: hair clips, calligraphy, ring pillows, vintage locket, handmade earrings, {bottom row}: newlyweds in love, invitation suite, beautiful bridal gown, centerpiece.

Details We Love
Invitation Suite by Martha Stewart + Newlyweds in Love!

I love the idea of having groomsmen wear suspenders. My husband and his friends wore suspenders and it made for some really fun vintage looking shots . Especially, since most guys want to take their coats off during their reception. For some reason I've always been drawn to this look. Perhaps it's because it reminds me of Jack from Titanic. And I L-O-V-E that movie. Oh, to be Kate Winslet! Yes, I'm that girl! I also can't go without mentioning that gorgeous wreath! I've always loved the idea of hanging double wreaths on church doors. Oh, and who isn't loving the bride pictured? She looks stunning! I love her hairstyle and I definitely think it's very fitting for this romantic rustic wedding.

May 18, 2011

The Perfect Palette: Best Blog by An Industry Expert!

May 18, 2011


Here recently we received great news from onewed.com that The Perfect Palette had been voted as one of the top 8 wedding blogs in 2011 and that we had actually won the title of "Best Blog by An Industry Expert!" Wow! I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly honored I feel. I mean, let's face it, there are so many inspiring wedding blogs out there nowadays! And so many of them are written by industry experts that I look up to and admire. So to be given this award is pretty special!



The Perfect Palette won the title of “Best Blog by An Industry Expert” A category that included other inspiring blogs such as... Southern Weddings, Kiss the Groom, Rice Ink, Every Last Detail, 100 Layer Cake, Elizabeth Dye, Cynthia Martyn Events, Sparkliatti, The Bridal Bar, SWOONOVERIT, Wishpot, EllyB Events, and Adventures in Wedding Planning. All lovely blogs that I encourage you to check out!



A BIG Congrats to all the other winners! And a BIG thanks to all of you! I seriously heart each and every one of you! And to be honest...I was completely floored by the statistics below that show that we actually received the most votes overall in the most competitive category! Whoa nelly! I'm seriously feeling the love!



Social media really is an incredible thing! Thanks for staying connected and supporting The Perfect Palette in everything we do! If you're on Facebook and we're not friends already- let's change that! Click here to like us and stay current with wedding color palette trends. Oh, and if you're on twitter, follow me here! I'll do my best to feed your daily color fixes!

Being presented this award really is an honor. It just goes to show that I have some super sweet and loyal readers! Thanks again for thinking so highly of me and the inspiration I'm dedicated to sharing with you all! See if your favorite bloggers topped this year's list and find out who you should be reading if you aren't already.

May 16, 2011

{Gold Leaf Glitz}: Teal, Aqua, Dusty Aqua, Gold + White

May 16, 2011

{Teal, Dusty Aqua, Antique Gold + White}

Hi friends! And Happy Tuesday! Today I'm excited to share with you this romantic little color palette. Isn't it dreamy? I don't know about you, but I'm instantly relaxed when I look at this palette. Also, are you noticing a new color, perhaps? Maybe one you've never seen featured here on The Perfect Palette? If you noticed that we added a new color to our color palette...well pin a rose on your nose! Because it's true, we did! We've long had teal and aqua in our color palette and I think I've tried my best to pass off this lighter shade of aqua as the same thing as the vibrant aqua we've long featured. But let's face it, they are definitely different colors! And so as I promised before I'm going to continue adding new and exciting colors to our color palette. {continued...}

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{top row}: pretty camper, gold leaf head piece, gold leafed pear, fun star portrait, {middle row}: pretty handmade clip, corsage, earrings, calligraphy, handmade clutch, {bottom row}: pretty aqua dress, fun pinwheels, lovely wedding gown, invitations.

Details We Love
Gorgeous Gold Leaf Halow + Gold Leaf Pear Escort Card Idea
There is so much to love about this color palette. I love the softness of the overall look. While the lighter colors seem to come across as relaxing and romantic, the gold accents seem to somehow have a way of making this wedding look nothing but sophisticated. When in doubt, why not add a metallic color in the mix? Adding gold, in this case, really does have a way of spicing up the ordinary. Makes for a unique and beautiful palette. Or at least I happen to think so!

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